Day: 11 May 2020

ErisX Pioneers First US-Based Ether Futures

ErisX today announced the launch of the first US-based Ether futures contracts, giving individual and institutional investors access to physically delivered futures contracts based on ETH-USD with monthly and quarterly expirations. ErisX is a unified platform for cryptocurrency spot and regulated futures trading and investing. “We are proud to bring this infrastructure to the benefit […]

SEBA Bank, Tokensoft Partner for Asset Tokenisation

Switzerland’s SEBA Bank AG, which provides digital and traditional asset services, and Tokensoft International AG, a technology platform, announce a strategic partnership in asset tokenisation. As part of the partnership, the firms say Tokensoft’s platform will become an integral component of SEBA’s asset tokenisation services. US-based Tokensoft Inc provides the technology to Tokensoft for the […]

FMSB Paper Calls for Further Data Standardisation

The second Spotlight Review published by the FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) highlights the important role of data in financial markets and stresses that if markets are to remain stable and trusted, the rapid growth of new technology and of data science must be balanced with ever more effective governance and control. The latest paper […]

CME Reports Uptick in Bitcoin Trading Ahead of Halving

CME Bitcoin futures and options have seen a ramp-up in trading activity ahead of this week’s halving. Year-to-date, Bitcoin futures average daily volume (ADV) reached 8,456 contracts (42,280 equivalent of bitcoin), up 43% compared to the same period in 2019. Options on Bitcoin futures total volume is now over 2,250 contracts and a record 216 contracts […]

CLS Appoints CIO

CLS Group has announced the appointment of Thomas Barkhuff as chief information officer. He will report to Chief Executive Officer Marc Bayle de Jessé and serve as a member of the executive management committee and is responsible for the oversight of CLS’ technology and information security strategy and operations, including ensuring the continued delivery of […]

And Finally…

The conversation around the Fix continues apace, which is great; only by having these debates do we better understand what does, or does not, need changing, and also what good, and bad, ideas there are out there. Over the last few days I have had plenty of contact from managers in the asset management world […]

Ideal Prediction Names CTO

Trading analysis and data science company, Ideal Prediction, has named Walter Bell as chief technology officer. Bell joins Ideal Prediction from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he led an international team as the global head of rates e-trading quants. Prior to this, he managed technology teams in e-FX development, cross asset trading and global […]

Hot or Cold War, Or Peace for Our Time?

We all know the big things in our lives that are changing because of the new consciousness of health risks and the sense of shared responsibility we feel for those around us, particularly the seniors, but there are less obvious and more subtle threats we have to deal with these days – like war with […]